Department Contact List

January 3, 2013 

General telephone inquiries


General office hours

Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact numbers

Advertising (919) 836-5600 or (800) 736-2602 Fax: (919) 836-5689


Title Name/Email Work Phone
Orage Quarles IIIPresident/Publisher (919) 829-4659
John DrescherSenior Vice President and Executive Editor (919) 829-4515
Richard RinehartSenior Vice President of Operations and Strategic Planning (919) 829-4782
Gary SmithVice President of Classified Advertising and Interactive Media (919) 836-5680
Felicia GressetteVice President of Marketing (919) 836-2870
Jim PuryearVice President of Audience Development (919) 829-4727
Jim McClureVice President of Display Advertising (919) 836-2822
Liz MarkVice President of Human Resources (919) 829-4771
Caroline WillinghamVice President of Finance (919) 829-4849


Title Name/Email Work Phone
Vice President for Local & Regional Advertising Jim McClure (919) 836-2822
Vice President for Interactive Media, Classified & Direct Marketing Gary Smith (919) 836-5680
Advertising Production Manager
(online, obituaries, special occasions)
Matt Long
(919) 836-5670
Preprint Coordinator Jennifer Trainer (919) 836-5656
Local Group Advertising Manager Mark Alston
(919) 836-5630
Local Group Advertising Manager Peter Tompkins
(919) 836-5909
Local Group Advertising Manager Doug Rogers (919) 836-5658
Inside Sales Manager
(classified ads, legals)
Cathy Wallace (919) 829-4600
Interactive Retail Sales Manager Kara Bloomer (919) 836-5912

Community Newspapers Advertising Directors

Title Name/Email Work Phone
The Chapel Hill News and The Durham News Mark Alston (919) 836-5630
Eastern Wake News, Garner-Clayton Record and The Herald Stewart McLeod (919) 553-7234
Credit and Finance Manager Debbie Mahaffey (919) 829-4681

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Newsroom Administration

Name Title Work Phone
John DrescherSenior VP/Executive Editor(919) 829-4515
Dan BarkinSenior Editor/News(919) 829-4562
Steve RileySenior Editor/Investigations, Sunday, Tar Heel of the Week(919) 836-4940
Linda WilliamsSenior Editor/Front Page(919) 829-4524
Susan SpringDirector of Newsroom Operations(919) 829-4860
Ann LeeEditorial Assistant(919) 829-4564
Amy RueEditorial Assistant(919) 829-4566

Business and Politics

Name Title Work Phone
Mary CornatzerCapitol Editor(919) 829-4755
David BrackenBusiness Editor(919) 829-4548
Lynn BonnerEducation/Environment/DHHS(919) 829-4821
Virginia BridgesShop Talk Reporter(919) 829-8917
Rob ChristensenGovernor/Politics/Columnist(919) 829-4532
Amy DunnCentsible Saver(919) 829-4522
John FrankPolitics(919) 829-4698
Jessaca GiglioShop Talk Editor(919) 829-4649
Craig JarvisState Government(919) 829-4576
John MurawskiTelecom/Utilities/Energy(919) 829-8932
David RaniiBanking and Technology(919) 829-4877


Name Title Work Phone
Mark SchultzDurham/Orange Editor(919) 932-2003
Tammy GrubbChapel Hill, Orange County Government(919) 932-8746
Jim WiseDurham, Durham County Government(919) 932-2004


Name Title Work Phone
Carole Tanzer MillerFeatures Editor(919) 829-8901
Brooke CainAssistant Features Editor(919) 829-4579
David MenconiMusic Reporter(919) 829-4759
Andrea WeiglFood Writer(919) 829-4848


Name Title Work Phone
Tim LeeGraphic Journalist/Illustrator(919) 829-4851

Interactive Media

Name Title Work Phone
Web site issues (919) 836-5708
Eric FrederickManaging Editor of 829-8956
Bob BruecknerInteractive News Producer(919) 836-2886
Matthew FortnerOnline Content Producer
Kevin KeisterOnline Sports Editor(919) 829-4508
Paige BarefootOnline Content Producer / Interactive Designer(919) 836-2894
Andrew RomanOnline Content Producer(919) 829-4812
Mike Editor(919) 836-4973


Name Title Work Phone
Dan KaneInvestigations(919) 829-4861
J. Andrew CurlissInvestigations(919) 829-4840
Joseph NeffInvestigations(919) 829-4516


Name Title Work Phone
Thad OgburnMetro and Community Papers Editor(919) 829-8987
Richard StradlingDeputy Metro Editor(919) 829-4739
Mandy LockeSunday Enterprise(919) 829-8927
Thomasi McDonaldCrime(919) 829-4533
Jay PriceHealthcare/Science/N.C. State University(919) 829-4528
Bruce SiceloffTransportation/Airport/Road Worrier(919) 829-4527
Jane StancillEducation(919) 829-4559
Ron GallagherPolice/Traffic/Weather(919) 829-4572
Barry SaundersColumnist(919) 836-2811

News Research

Name Title Work Phone
Teresa LeonardDirector of News Research(919) 829-4866
David RaynorDatabase Manager(919) 829-4798
Peggy NealResearcher/Archivist(919) 829-8931

Night Desk

Name Title Work Phone
Deborah JacksonNight Metro Editor(919) 829-8920
Andy KenneyPolice/Traffic/Weather(919) 829-4758


Name Title Work Phone
Ned BarnettEditorial Page Editor(919) 829-4512
Burgetta WheelerDeputy Editorial Page Editor(919) 829-4825
Jim JenkinsEditorial Department(919) 829-4513
Sam NewkirkEditorial Writer/Letters Editor(919) 829-2844


Name Title Work Phone
Scott SharpeDirector of Multimedia(919) 836-4927
John HansenPicture Editor(919) 812-7343
Ethan HymanPhotographer(919) 829-4735
Jill KnightPhotographer(704) 651-8895
Juli LeonardPhotographer(919) 829-4896
Chuck LiddyPhotographer(919) 812-7311
Travis LongPhotographer(919) 812-7564
Corey LowensteinPhotographer(919) 829-4735
Harry Lynch Jr.Photographer(919) 932-2006
Chris SewardPhotographer(919) 812-7307
Robert WillettPhotographer(919) 829-4735


Name Title Work Phone
Gary SchwabSenior Sports Editor(919) 829-4552
Steve RuinskySports Editor(919) 829-4530
Chris WrightAssistant Sports Editor(919) 829-4643
Chip AlexanderCarolina Hurricanes beat reporter(919) 829-8945
Andrew CarterUNC Sports Writer(919) 829-8944
Luke DeCockColumnist(919) 829-8947
J.P. GiglioN.C. State Sports/College Football writer(919) 829-8938
Laura KeeleyDuke Sports Writer(919) 829-4556
Tim StevensPrep Sports Reporter(919) 829-8910

Thumbs Up

Name Title Work Phone
Stacy ChandlerThumbs Up Editor(919) 829-4828

Wake County

Name Title Work Phone
Thomas GoldsmithWake County Editor/Senior Affairs(919) 829-8929
Anne BlytheCourts(919) 836-4948
Colin CampbellRaleigh(919) 829-4802
T. Keung HuiWake Schools(919) 829-4534
Josh ShafferGeneral Assignment/Columnist(919) 829-4818
Martha QuillinWake County Government/Military Affairs(919) 829-8989

Interactive Media

Name Title Work Phone
Gary SmithInteractive Media Vice President(919) 836-5680
Charles MachalickyDirector, Regional Interactive Operations(919) 836-5712
Dan BarkinSr. Editor/Online(919) 829-4562


Name Title Work Phone
Eric FrederickManaging Editor - 829-8956
Mike WilliamsManaging Editor - 836-4973
Bob BruecknerInteractive News Producer(919) 836-2886
Matthew FortnerInteractive News Producer(919) 836-5708
Kevin KeisterInteractive News Producer(919) 829-4508
Paige BarefootInteractive News Producer(919) 836-2894
Andrew RomanInteractive News Producer(919) 829-4812


Name Title Work Phone
Doug RogersInteractive Media Sales Manager(919) 836-5658
Kara BloomerInteractive Retail Sales Manager(919) 836-5912
Crista MooreSales Consultant(919) 836-2866
Shelley BewleySales Consultant(919) 836-5640
Mark ChevezSales Consultant (919) 836-5622
Clyde JenkinsSales Consultant(919) 836-5601
Rachel RossSales Consultant(919) 836-5653
Terri DowdSales Assistant(919) 829-4605
Jamie HymanSales Consultant(919) 836-5725
Chad IngleSales Consultant(919) 932-8797
Kimberly StelsingSales Consultant(919) 836-5742
Stephanie QuinnSales Consultant(919) 836-5908
Nicolle MorockSales Assistant(919) 836-4807
Chasity RichardsonSales Assistant(919) 836-2887
Tina BrandonAd Operations(919) 836-5903
Sharon WhitleyAd Operations(919) 836-5690


Name Title Work Phone
Colleen StaffordWeb Designer(919) 829-4880
Uday DorawalaWeb Programmer(919) 829-4533

Insider State Government News Service

Name Title Work Phone
Clifton DowellProduct Manager - Insider(919) 836-2804
Jeremy AdamsProduction Editor(919) 836-2806
Scott MooneyhamInsider Editor(919) 836-2858

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